Educational programs for schools and kindergartens
Here you can find a list of educational programs offered by the Museum of Natural history. Programs are carried out according to the age of the students.
Estonian Wild Animals
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to learn about most commonf forest animals in Estonia – brown bear, wolf, fox, moose etc. Students will learn how do these animals look like, where do they live and what do they eat. We will talk about camouflage and how different animals use it to stay safe in the forest. We will also cover the topic about the safety around forest animals. Students can listen and learn the animal sounds and see what types of signs animals leave behind. In the end of the lesson students can touch and see genuine stuffed animals and horns.
One lesson lasts 45 minutes.
How Do Animals Prepare for the Seasons?
In this lesson we learn the animals and birds that live in Estonian’ forests. We approach the animals through three different seasons (autumn, winter and spring). The main emphasis is on the adaptation of mammals and birds. In addition to the wildlife in the exhibition, we will look closer and pet genuine stuffed animals and horns. Children learn where wild animals live, what they eat and how big they are in reality.
One lesson lasts 45 minutes.
Autumn in the wild - how are the animals preparing for the winter? Students learn about the migration of birds, the collection of food supplies and fat and also about winter hibernation.
What do wild animals do in winter? Students learn how animals protect themselves from the cold and where they hide. What do they eat in the winter time. Students will see animal traces and try to guess who they belong to.
Signs of the Spring in the Nature - what changes take place in the wild in the spring? We listen to the bird songs and try to guess whose song it is. Students learn why do the birds sing, how they build their nests.
Interactive Outdoor Quiz
Smart outdoor quiz combines movement and teamwork . Students need to solve tasks and answer nature-related questions with the help of the smartphone in the park. The questions and tasks are virtual points visible on the map and they open in the smartdevice when students are in the right location.
This location specific quiz has three diferent levels of difficulty (primary school, middle school, and high school). The game is played either in Tornide Väljak park (primary school) or in Schnelli park (middle and high school).
Students play quiz in small groups (3-5 people) using a smartphone or tablet (children's or school’s own devices). Game lasts 60 minutes.
Life in the Bog
This educational program is carried out outdoors in the Pääsküla bog (Tallinn). Students will learn what is the bog, what makes it special and what animals-plants live there. We walk along board walk and hiking trails through the forest and bog. Students will see what happens with the nature after fire, they will find out what is peat and why a lot of Estonian bogs were drained. On the way we will take a closer look to beavers' traces. We will climb on top of the observation tower and cross springs.
Duration: 2-3 hours.
The price of educational program:
- Kindergarten children or 1st grade pupils - 2 € per child.
- School students starting from 2nd grade - 4,5 € per student.
For kindergarten's groups up to three attendees free of charge, for school groups two attendees free of charge.
Maximum group size is 25 people.
Groups are kindly requested to register in advance by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
NB! It is possible to order excursions outside of working hours by special agreement.